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Repeated attacks on farmers in Mukjar, South Darfur

July 23 - 2018 MUKJAR
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)

Since last week, militiamen are assaulting farmers in several parts of Central Darfur’s Mukjar locality.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a victim reported that the gunmen attacked him on Tuesday.

“They beat me with their whips, and stole my two donkeys near Kombo Sendu village,” he said. “They took four other donkeys from farmers in Keredu and Kombo Saraf Majin.”

He said that on Wednesday, the attackers subjected farmer Jamal Adam from Kombo Tende to heavy beating with whips and sticks before robbing him of his money and mobile telephone. “He had to be taken to Mukjar Hospital.”

The source called on Unamid and the local authorities “to act urgently, protect the farmers and persecute the perpetrators”.

He also urged the Central Darfur state government “to immediately resume the disarmament process so that the people can safely tend their farms in Mukjar”.

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